CÉLINE DION’S MOTHER, THÉRÈSE TANGUAY DION, DEAD AT 92

Affectionately known to Quebecers as 'Maman Dion,' mother of 14 died Thursday, surrounded by family

Thérèse Tanguay Dion, affectionately known to Quebecers as “Maman Dion,” has died at the age of 92.

According to Radio-Canada, Tanguay Dion died Thursday night, surrounded by her family.

A television host and philanthropist, Tanguay Dion was the mother of 14 children, several of whom had careers in music.

Tanguay Dion played an important role in launching her daughter’s music career.

She wrote the song Ce n’était qu’un rêve, which was Céline Dion’s first hit, in 1981, when Céline was 12.

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